Definition of Bloodworm

1. Noun. A segmented marine worm with bright red body; often used for bait.




Definition of Bloodworm

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of blood worm) ¹

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Definition of Bloodworm

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Medical Definition of Bloodworm

1. 1. The filarial parasite of sheep, Elaeophora schneideri. 2. Red aquatic larvae of certain dipterous gnats and midges. 3. Marine annelids in the family Terebellidae with soft bodies and red blood. 4. Blood-inhabiting worms, such as the blood flukes of man in the genus Schistosoma. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bloodworm

bloodthirst
bloodthirstier
bloodthirstiest
bloodthirstily
bloodthirstiness
bloodthirsty
bloodulf
bloodwit
bloodwite
bloodwites
bloodwits
bloodwood
bloodwood tree
bloodwoods
bloodwork
bloodworm (current term)
bloodworms
bloodwort
bloodwort family
bloodworts
bloody
bloody(a)
bloody-minded
bloody-mindedness
bloody-warrior
bloody Nora
bloody flux
bloody hand
bloody hell
bloody nose

Literary usage of Bloodworm

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1. Life in Ponds and Streams by William S. Furneaux (1906)
"It will be noted, however, that while the caddis larva generally lives in a portable case, the ' bloodworm ' lives in a fixed home, and therefore cannot ..."

2. Design, Operation and Training Manual for an Intensive Culture Shrimp Hatchery by Granvil D. Treece, Joe M. Fox (1999)
"An effective dietary supplement for maturing shrimp is the bloodworm, which is very expensive. bloodworms are thought to provide long-chain fatty acids ..."

3. The Basses: Fresh-water and Marine by William Charles Harris, Tarleton Hoffman Bean, Louis Rhead (1905)
"A very tempting morsel is furnished by the marine worms (the sandworm and bloodworm of our sand beaches), used in trolling or still-fishing. ..."

4. Guide to Methods of Insect Life and Prevention and Remedy of Insect Ravage by Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1884)
"There is one other of this family (the Chironomus plumosus), of which the grub is known as the "bloodworm," which deserves a word, not because it does any ..."

5. The Lancet (1898)
"An interesting bloodworm was seen in Case 10 and watched for three- quarters of an hour. It was round in shape and in breadth nearly bat not ..."

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